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Live Oak Oaktoberfest - Live Oak Brewing Company

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2003)
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Reviews by Duttonic:
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3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes 09/30/10, on tap at Dancing Bear Pub

A- Copper, little to no head, mild bubbling.

S- Faint brown sugar, nutty, bready, malt.

T/M- Malty, bready, light/medium bodied, watery.

D- Disappointing. Live Oak usually has great offerings, this was thin and watery with not much going for it. Sadness.

Duttonic, Oct 06, 2010
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TxHopHead4, Apr 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Tiernan, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Addison Flying Saucer.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is classic Marzen. I get a whole lot of toffee and bread as well as some grapes - which I get in almost every German lager. The flavor is more of the same with a ton of malt. This is a malt bomb of a beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another very nice beer from Live Oak.

Mora2000, Oct 28, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Dello, Jul 18, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass Orange with a thin white head. Good lacing all the way down.

I was in a bar, so my already weak nose can't give a review of this.

The taste was full of malts with a nice orange spice. The end of the palatte had a nice hop bitterness to finish.

The body was very full for the style which was a nice bonus.

whoneeds8, Sep 12, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

daveytheformer, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

SvenHayden, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

hsus0225, Oct 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Jdgarcia24, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of maxwere
4.63/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best Octoberfest I have ever had (probably due to freshness). It had about a half inch head that lingered for 5 minutes or. (I took my time) I have never seen a head like that on a lager style beer. Fairly strong okfest, ABV wise... I would guess %6-7.

There was a lot going on flavor wise. As the beer warmed a little, the flavor of apples an other fruits became more prominant... Live Oak has got to start bottling!

maxwere, Oct 05, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Dwtucker90, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Beertracker, Nov 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JamLand, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of RobeyStreet
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at two locations last week during my trip to Texas. The first pint I had was at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio.

The beer was surprisingly smooth and had a malty flavor with a hint of caramel. Although I wasn't having it with food, I think it would have gone quite nicely with a burger or meat, maybe a stew even.

I'm not typically into most "Oktoberfest" brews, but this one was very drinkable.

The second place I had it was at the Shady Grove in Austin. Just as good as the first time, I was very impressed with it.

RobeyStreet, Oct 14, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Big_Dave, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ExaltedNecrosis, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

notalumberjack, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Riccymon
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at B.B. Rover's in Austin. Arrived in a pint glass a clear, orangey-red with a thin layer of head; reported to be the last glass from the keg. For an octoberfest, the smell surprised me with notes of vanilla, bread, and lightly sweet malt.

Taste continues the same theme of a subtly sweet beer with honey, vanilla, a little clove, and call me influenced by the name, but almost a gentle woody note. Even tasted a little bubble gum from time to time. This Octoberfest isn't thick and syrupy sweet, like some, nor is it more pale lager than octoberfest, like others. Body is smooth and refreshing the whole sip through.

Really a drinkable beer. I'll have to try it again, but the flavors were just excellent.

Riccymon, Oct 11, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

StevenLaValley, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JohnBender, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of BigBry
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of the seasonal craft brews available on tap, enjoyed at the Ginger Man on a trip to Dallas.
Brownish amber color with a thin cream colored head. Foam shrank away quickly leaving minimal lace. Nice smell, nutty and slightly sweet caramel aromas. Malty sweetness with hints of smoke and toasted bread. A touch of fruity hops balancing the finish. Average body and mouthfeel, smooth going down. I thought this was a very good Oktoberfest, flavorful and drinkable.

BigBry, Oct 28, 2007
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Live Oak Oaktoberfest from Live Oak Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.